Dialogue for Brugsen Bursen

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If this is your first time to the Grand Exchange

  • Player: What is this place?
  • Brugsen Bursen: Well, this is the fantastic Grand Exchange!
  • Brugsen Bursen: I am only too happy to help teach you everything you could possibly want to know. The Tutor nearby can give a brief introduction, too, but he's not as fun as me!
    • I want to know everything from you!
      • Player: I want to know everything from you!
      • Brugsen Bursen: Hahaha! Well, let's begin, my friend!
      • cutscene
      • ~ The Grand Exchange
      • Brugsen Bursen: Welcome, my friend, to the Grand Exchange! From here, you can tell us what you want to buy or sell, and for how much, and we'll pair you with other players to make the trade!
      • Brugsen Bursen: Let me start by telling you how to buy and sell items. The procedures for both are quite similar, and can be explained in four simple steps.
      • Brugsen Bursen: Step 1: You come here with items to sell or money to spend.
      • Brugsen Bursen: Step 2: Speak with one of the clerks, at the desks in the corners of the building, and ask to access the Grand Exchange.
      • Information panel: This is the summary screen. It contains a list of all your offers. You can make several offers simultaneously, one in each box.
      • Information panel: Each offer box has two buttons. This one is for offering to buy items.
      • Information panel: And this one is for offering to sell items.
      • Information panel: If you selected the 'Buy' option, you would see this screen. You can look for an item to buy by using the search box here.
      • Information panel: You can set how many you wish to buy, and the price you're willing to pay, before clicking the 'Confirm Offer' button. We'll suggest a guide price for the item, but you can offer whatever you like.
      • Information panel: Now the offer is placed! You can return to the Grand Exchange at any time to check on the progress of your offers.
      • Information panel: Selling items is very similar. You'll be able to select items from your inventory to sell them.
      • Brugsen Bursen: Step 3: The clerks take the items or money off you, and start looking for someone to complete the trade.
      • (Grand Exchange hourglass GIF pops up)
      • Brugsen Bursen: Step 4: When the trade is complete, we will send you a message. You can collect your stuff by talking to the clerks or by visiting any banker.
      • Brugsen Bursen: To see costs of commonly traded items, you can talk to the characters around the building.
      • Brugsen Bursen: The clerks keep a record of your recent transactions. Speak to them if you want to see that record.
      • Brugsen Bursen: There's a lot to learn, but you're now free to use the Grand Exchange. Come and speak to me if you ever want to repeat this tutorial, or if you have other questions.
    • I'd rather speak to the Tutor and get a plain idea.
      • Player: I'd rather speak to the Tutor and get a plain idea.
      • Brugsen Bursen: Oh, how boring. I'm so much more entertaining than he is!
    • I'm not interested in either!
      • Player: I'm not interested in either!
      • Brugsen Bursen: How could this be so?
      • Brugsen Bursen: Well...I shall be waiting for you if you change your mind.

If you have been to the Grand Exchange before

Brugsen Bursen: It's the young entrepreneur! How can I help?

  • Can you teach me about the Grand Exchange again?
    • Player: Can you teach me about the Grand Exchange again?
    • Brugsen Bursen: Hahaha. It would be my absolute pleasure!
    • cutscene
    • ~The Grand Exchange~
    • Brugsen Bursen: Welcome, my friend, to the Grand Exchange! From here, you can tell us what you want to buy or sell, and for how much, and we'll pair you with other players to make the trade!
    • Brugsen Bursen: Let me start by telling you how to buy and sell items. The procedures for both are quite similar, and can be explained in four simple steps.
    • Brugsen Bursen: Step 1: You come here with items to sell or money to spend.
    • Brugsen Bursen: Step 2: Speak with one of the clerks, at the desks in the corner of the building, and ask to access the Grand Exchange.
    • Information panel: This is the summary screen. It contains a list of all your offers. You can make several offers simultaneously, one in each box.
    • Information panel: Each offer box has two buttons. This one is offering to buy items.
    • Information panel: And this one is for offering to sell items.
    • Information panel: If you selected the 'Buy' option, you would see this screen. You can look for an item to buy by using the search box here.
    • Information panel: You can set how many you wish to buy, and the price you're willing to pay, before clicking the 'Confirm Offer' button. We'll suggest a guide price for the item, but you can offer whatever you like.
    • Information panel: Now the offer is placed! You can return to the Grand Exchange at any time to check on the progress of your offers.
    • Information panel: Selling items is very similar. You'll be able to select items from your inventory to sell them.
  • Can you tell me more about how the system works?
    • Player: Can you tell me more about how the system works?
    • Brugsen Bursen: Oh, I simply love passing on knowledge. Okay, let me hit you with some facts...
    • Brugsen Bursen: The Grand Exchange calculates a guide price for each item that can be traded through it, based on the price people paid for that item over the previous days.
    • Brugsen Bursen: An item's guide price is just a suggested value; you can offer any price you like when setting up your bids.
    • Brugsen Bursen: You'll find various experts dotted around the building. They can tell you the guide prices of common items.
    • Brugsen Bursen: Once you've set up an offer, our clerks will keep looking for players willing to complete the trade, even while you're not logged in.
    • Brugsen Bursen: Item sets! Say, for example, you wish to sell a set of rune armour but you don't want to sell the items individually. If you speak with one of the clerks, they will do a swap with you: a single item representing the armour set in exchange for all the component parts. You can then sell this single item on the Grand Exchange! The clerks will also exchange the sets back into their component parts.
    • Brugsen Bursen: Did you know: you can abort your offers at any time by visiting one of the clerks, choosing to exchange in order to view your current bids, right-clicking on the offer and choosing 'abort'.
    • Brugsen Bursen: When you're selling lots of items, your offer may not be completed in a single transaction. For example, if you're selling 1,000 logs, and someone wants to buy 200, we'll do that trade and let you collect the money. The remaining 800 logs will stay in the Grand Exchange, waiting for someone else to buy them.
    • Player: That's a lot of info. I think my brain just melted.
    • Brugsen Bursen: Hahaha. Not to worry: you can ask me as many times as you want.
    • Brugsen Bursen: Trust me, you'll get the hang of it eventually.
  • Can you tell me prices for common items, like...
    • Player: Can you tell me prices for common items, like...
      • The prices of ores.
        • Player: The prices of ores.
        • Brugsen Bursen: By all means, but you can probably get this information quicker by visiting Farid M.
        • 'Guide prices: Ores' panel pops out
      • The prices of runes.
        • Player: The prices of runes.
        • Brugsen Bursen: My pleasure, but you can probably get at this information quicker by visiting Murky Matt.
        • 'Guide prices: Runes' panel pops out
      • The prices of logs.
        • Player: The prices of logs.
        • Brugsen Bursen: Sure thing, but you can probably get at this information quicker by visiting Relobo.
        • 'Guide prices: Logs' panel pops out
      • The prices of herbs.
        • Player: The prices of herbs.
        • Brugsen Bursen: Of course, but you can probably get at this information quicker by visiting Bob Barter.
        • 'Guide prices: Herbs' panel pops out
      • The prices of weapons and armour.
        • Player: The prices of weapons and armour.
        • Brugsen Bursen: That's easy, but you can probably get at this information quicker by visiting Hofuthand.
        • 'Guide prices: Armour and Weapons' panel pops out
  • Where did the Grand Exchange come from?
    • Player: Where did the Grand Exchange come from?
    • Brugsen Bursen: I'm glad you ask! I like telling this story. Are you sitting comfortably?
    • Player: Erm, I'll stand if that's okay.
    • Brugsen Bursen: Fine. *Ahem* I shall tell you a story of hard work, dedication and success. I grew up here in Varrock at my parents' general store. I got a good feel for how the prices of items would rise and fall depending on supply and demand; I always found it interesting how items would go from one person to another, in this long chain of transactions.
    • Player: So you've always lived here?
    • Brugsen Bursen: Oh, yes. I'd never consider leaving. Anyway, as I became an adult, I got to know other shop owners around Varrock along with the rich traders that would exchange vast quantities of items in one go.
    • Player: How do you class a big quantity?
    • Brugsen Bursen: Well, the quantities are always increasing. I remember the day when you could buy some cooked shark for five coins!
    • Player: Impossible!
    • Brugsen Bursen: Nope. Straight up. Anyway, I organised a group of us to meet each week to see what deals could be made. It seemed to work so well and we developed a system that became so popular, that each meeting would see a variety of new people joining. I kept improving on the system that I had created, but soon it became too big a thing to manage.
    • Player: I can imagine!
    • Brugsen Bursen: So, in the end, I decided: why not make this a world-wide phenomenon? Make it public and allow anyone to join in. Up to this point, it catered for people buying and selling large quantities, but I knew it would work on a smaller scale.
    • Brugsen Bursen: And I was also in for a bit of luck. You see, one of the initial patrons had deep connections to the Varrock bank. Together, I think you'll agree we have a most friendly system.
    • Player: I feel quite excited now! I have a strange urge to shout, 'Buy, buy, sell, sell!'.
  • Never mind.
    • Player: Never mind.